Take a Walk Through the Abandoned Bowery Subway Station [VIDEO]
If you’re planning a visit to the abandoned Bowery subway station, which I am not encouraging, make sure to bring bail money and are ready to run. The city’s Vandal Squad has eyes on this NYC gem 24/7.
As an alternative, check out the video below, shot in 2015 by YouTuber Urban NYC. It’s definitely Blair Witch-style videography, but cool nonetheless. Just try not to get nauseous
The Bowery Station opened in 1913 and closed in 2004. Joseph Brennan of Columbia University conducted extensive research (photos below) of the station.
To allow the construction of a future subway through the Bowery, the grades from the east and from the west have a downward inclination toward the Bowery, so that the structure occupies the lower level at the Bowery crossing where the subgrade is 44.5 feet below the surface and about eight feet below ground water level.
Report of the Public Service Commission for the First District for the year ending December 31, 1909, Albany: the Commission, 1910.